An inside-painted rock-crystal 'landscape' snuff bottle Wang Xisan, dated 1965
Lot 81
An inside-painted rock-crystal 'landscape' snuff bottle Wang Xisan, dated 1965
Sold for HK$ 150,000 (US$ 19,344) inc. premium
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An inside-painted rock-crystal 'landscape' snuff bottle
Wang Xisan, dated 1965
The stone of smokey grey with dark inclusions, finely painted on the interior with a continuous scene of a peddlar and a figure with umbrella on one side, the reverse with an additional two figures sharing an umbrella and walking towards a pavilion with an attendant.
5.2cm high.

Footnotes

  • Wang Xisan (1938-), learned inside painting from Ye Bengqi and Ye Xiaofeng, following the style of Ye Zhongsan. In 1967, he established his own school, the Ji school, with many new students. By using transitional Chinese ink and colour, oil colour and acrylic colour, he tended to have detail brushstrokes, various subject matter and delicate composition. This is a particularly early example, before he established his own school.

    1965年 王習三 茶晶內畫春山雨霽鼻煙壺

    壺呈扁瓶形,直短頸,橢圓形圈足。通景畫山水圖,背景山川連綿,前景山石間有亭台小橋,亭中人物與橋上兩人對望,小橋另一端布趕路的,也有挑擔子的,所有人物皆提著傘子,以此暗示雨景,配合了壺上題字「春山雨霽」,另一面題「乙巳年(1965)杏月王習三作。」畫家巧妙地在茶晶中深色部份畫前景山石,增添趣味。

    王習三(1938-),曾拜師於葉菶祺及葉曉峰,師承葉仲三一路,在1967年創立冀派內畫藝術,桃李滿門。運用中國畫顏料、油畫顏料及丙烯顏料,精皴細染,題材多元,布局巧妙。此壺為王氏創立冀派以前所作的,初露個人風格。
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